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February 18, 2011 Battle Over Clean Energy: Next Partisan Fight?Source: ABC News
The House Republicans' 2011 budget proposal, which proposes deep cuts in clean energy programs, threatens President Obama's goals and sets the stage for a battle between Republicans and Democrats to define the country's energy...
February 18, 2011 How Telecommuting Lets Workers Mobilize for SustainabilitySource: Reuters
Over the years, telecommuting has proven to deliver significant societal, environmental and economic benefits. Many organizations have recognized the gains as a boon to promoting sustainable business practices and their bottom...
February 17, 2011 Red flags on green energySource: Globe and Mail
Offshore industrial-scale wind farms – and their onshore cousins – have stirred up an unholy alliance of forces and opposition drawing from a fountain of discontent that would have been difficult to predict and that has surprised...
February 17, 2011 Electric Cars Aren’t Green, Says Ph.D.Source: Forbes - Blogs
I do not have a Ph.D. after my name, so I’m sticking my neck out here. Who am I to challenge the views of Amy Kaleita, Ph.D., a senior fellow at the California-based Pacific Research Institute, a “free-market think tank” whose...
February 16, 2011 President Obama's Budget Would Invest in Energy InnovationSource: The Energy Collective
President Obama released his fiscal year 2012 budget proposal this morning, a solid endorsement of the necessity to increase public investment in energy innovation amidst proposals to indiscriminately cut discretionary spending...
February 15, 2011 How a Big Four accounting firm is going greenSource: Smart Planet.com
A 25-year veteran of Ernst & Young, Leisha John was tasked in 2008 with the newly-created position of Americas Director of Environmental Sustainability. Her job is to focus on the internal ‘greening’ of the accounting firm’s 180...
February 14, 2011 CSR and Renewable Energy: Mind the Gap?Source: JustMeans
Businesses and green campaigners both seem to agree that there's a gap between what we need and what is being achieved in terms of renewable energy. Smart companies have been concentrating their CSR efforts on preparing for...
February 14, 2011 Clean power not always green power; The mainland's push to adopt alternative energy may have ecological drawbacksSource: Power-Gen Worldwide
Renewable energy is the buzzword of China's new five-year economic blueprint. It appears in almost every article in major publications discussing the country's energy and environmental policies for the 12th five-year plan,...
February 14, 2011 In Holland, land of windmills, flap over wind farmSource: Washington Post
URK, Netherlands -- On an outcrop near this town's lighthouse, a woman in stone perpetually scans the horizon for the fishing fleet returning home. To the dismay of townspeople, her view may soon be obscured by some of the...
February 11, 2011 Going green is simply good planningSource: ABC - AU
TO WITNESS THE instant devastation caused by the recent floods, Cyclone Yasi, and the bushfires in Western Australia, and to hear the tragic tales of people losing loved ones, their homes and livelihoods, has had a profound...
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